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Land Clearing at Karoi.

Series

Series Name
Rhodesian Spotlight

Issue

Issue No.
8
Length of issue (in feet)
948
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Kitwe Celebrates
  2. 2Federation News
  3. 3Nyasaland’s Growing Tea Industry
  4. 4Australian Trade Commission in Salisbury
  5. 5Sporting Life on the Copperbelt
  6. 6CAA Flight from Salisbury to Durban
  7. 7Land Clearing at Karoi.

Story

Story No. within this Issue
7 / 7
Summary
Rhodesian Spotlight synopsis: In the Karoi district of Southern Rhodesia the Department of Conservation and Extension of clearing up to 30 acres a day for farmers at a cost of £3 per acre.
Rhodesian Spotlight Commentary - In the Karoi area of Southern Rhodesia, the main drawback ro cultivating greater acreage is land clearance. Bringing its big guns to bear on the problem, the Department of Conservation and Extension is rendering valuable service to the farmers by doing the job for them at reasonable cost. Without heavy equipment, just think of the labour and effort that would be necessary, when even Bulldozers find it as tough as this. Yes it looks as if the problem is decidedly deep-rooted.
The Department used its own Labour, and as the best time for clearing is during the rainy season months during which all farm hands are fully engaged - clearing goes on without interrupting the normal work on the farm. Up to 30 acres a day are often cleared at a cost of a mere £3 per acre.
And so Karoi’s virgin tracts are being brought under the plough, adding to the food supply and agricultural prosperity so vital to the welfare of Southern Rhodesia.
Keywords
Agriculture; Town and country planning
Written sources
Movietone boxfile no.1   Used for synopsis
Credits:
Production Co.
Central African Film Unit
Length of story (in feet)
121

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